Saint Joseph's University was founded by the Jesuits — visionary Catholic priests and educators who prioritized social justice, the pursuit of excellence, service to others, and the development of the whole person, or, cura personalis. One of only 28 universities and colleges nationwide exemplifying this 500-year- old Jesuit tradition, SJU offers each of its students an educational experience that will hone their skills, expand their knowledge, grow their faith and strengthen their character.
SJU will host the fourth annual Ignatian Leadership Conference on Friday, July 28, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Suitable for participants in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, the conference explores leadership through the teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, who is often referred to as one of the most effective leaders in human history.
On Tuesday, July 4, the Honorable James F. Kenney, mayor of the City of Philadelphia, presented the Magis Award to Ralph Galati ’70 (USAF), director of veteran services at Saint Joseph’s University, as part of the 2017 Welcome America Festival.
SJU President Mark C. Reed, Ed.D., was named chair of the Atlantic 10 Council of Presidents at their annual spring meetings. Dr. Reed replaces outgoing chair Stephen Knapp, Ph.D., president of George Washington University, for a three-year term beginning in July.
While participants engage in activities like swimming, playing games and learning to cook, SJU’s Kinney SCHOLARS are hard at work making sure everything at Camp Kinney, an accredited camp for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, runs smoothly.
At Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, veterans with a desire to start their own business or venture are given the tools, confidence and opportunity to make their dreams a reality. The Veterans Entrepreneurial Jumpstart program is now accepting applications for the fall session.
Instead of relaxing by the pool, 87 students from across campus are spending 10 weeks in rigorous independent research as Summer Scholars. Now in its 12th official year the program gives students the opportunity to work individually with faculty mentors on research projects that deepen their understanding of an aspect of their major course of study, or occasionally, a discipline that is new to them.
Saint Joseph’s University is pleased to announce that 33 members of the Class of 2017 have committed to serve with 16 local, national or international postgraduate service programs. In addition, a member of the Class of 2016 will join the ACESJU program, increasing the number of postgraduate volunteers to 34.
Rising senior and accounting and business intelligence and analytics major Elizabeth Fuentes earned $7,000 in scholarship funds from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), recognizing academic excellence, leadership and an intent to pursue an accounting career.